Reginald Watkins Grubb

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Captain (retired) Reginald Watkins Grubb (15 July, 1883 – 13 December, 1954) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Grubb was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1904.[1]

Grubb was appointed in command of the destroyer Rattlesnake on 7 October, 1911.[2]

Grubb was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1912.[3]

Great War

Grubb was appointed in command of the destroyer Leonidas on 1 August, 1914.[4]

Grubb was commended for his work in sinking two German coastal torpedo boats Template:DE-A2 and Template:DE-A6 on 1 May, 1915 at the Battle off Noordhinder Bank when in command of Leonidas.[5]

Grubb was appointed to the "M" Class destroyer Marvel on 14 December, 1915, to take command upon her commissioning. He commanded the destroyer Marvel five and a half months later at the Battle of Jutland as part of the Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla.[6]

Grubb was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.[7]

Post-War

In December, 1919, Admiral Cowan recorded his dissatisfaction with Grubb for having returned to Rosyth with a topmast that had carried away when Cowan felt this could have been replaced by the ship.[8]

Grubb was placed on the Retired List at his own request upon his relief on 10 November, 1920.[9]

Grubb was promoted to the rank of Captain on the Retired List on 15 July, 1928.[10]

World War II

Grubb was called up for work with the Naval Officer in Charge, Clyde in 1939. Sent to Bermuda in April 1940, he functioned as N.C.S.O. Bermuda from 25 August, 1940 before being recalled to Portsmouth in December, 1940 where he undertook an appointment as "N.T.J.".

He reverted to the Retired List on 9 July, 1943 but on 1 August was called for special duty outside Ministry of War Transport. This appointment was terminated on 31 October, 1944 and Grubb was reverted to the Retired List the following day.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry C. Stahl
Captain of H.M.S. Sunfish
4 Aug, 1909[12][13] – 24 Jan, 1910[14]
Succeeded by
Valentine D. English
Preceded by
George H. Knowles
Captain of H.M.S. Thrasher
24 Jan, 1910[15] – 10 Sep, 1910[16]
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Captain of H.M.S. Doon
10 Sep, 1910[17][18] – 7 Oct, 1911[19]
Succeeded by
Ralph W. Wilkinson
Preceded by
James F. Dewar
Captain of H.M.S. Rattlesnake
7 Oct, 1911[20][21] – Jun, 1914[22]
Succeeded by
Philip G. Wodehouse
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Leonidas
1 Aug, 1914[23][24] – 14 Dec, 1915[25]
Succeeded by
William E. B. Magee
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Marvel
14 Dec, 1915[26] – 25 Aug, 1916[27]
Succeeded by
Edwin A. Homan
Preceded by
Edwin A. Homan
Captain of H.M.S. Mary Rose
25 Aug, 1916[28][29] – 23 Feb, 1917[30]
Succeeded by
Charles Leonard Fox
Preceded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Captain of H.M.S. Manners
19 Apr, 1917[31] – 1 May, 1917[32]
Succeeded by
Charles E. H. White
Preceded by
Ambrose T. N. Abbay
Captain of H.M.S. Rob Roy
22 Jan, 1919[33] – Sep, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Kenneth B. Millar
Preceded by
Philip H. Waterer
Captain of H.M.S. Ark Royal
12 Jul, 1920[35][36]c. 20 Nov, 1920[37]
Succeeded by
Douglas Faviell

Footnotes

  1. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 365.
  3. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 347.
  5. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  6. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 45.
  7. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  8. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  9. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  10. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  11. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  12. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 379.
  14. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  15. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  16. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  17. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 302.
  19. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  20. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  21. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 365.
  22. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  23. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395k.
  25. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  26. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  27. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  28. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  29. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396b.
  30. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  31. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  32. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  33. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  34. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  35. Grubb Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/143. f. 348.
  36. The Navy List. (September, 1920). p. 728.
  37. Ship returned to England according to Log Book